Mon, 07/03/2017 - 5:51pm
My mother collected elephants, bronze, ceramic, silver, large and small urns shaped like elephants, and even a belt with the silver images of marching elephants.  After she died in 2003, my brother and I were going through her things and dividing the mementos that we each wanted to keep.  I chose her elephant collection.  Today the yellow, or gray, or silver elephants of all shapes and sizes rest in various places nooks and crannies in the house…
Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:45am
Dr LeAnne Howe is collaborating with Irish poets Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Padraig Kirwan on both scholarly and poetic projects that celebrate the Choctaw gift to the Irish in 1847 during the Irish Potato Famine, a pair of projects that honors, as Kirwan writes, this act of " empathy and dialogue between culturally distinct communities." Learn more about these collaborations, and read new poetry by Dr. Howe and Doireann Ní Ghríofa, at the Irish…
Thu, 06/15/2017 - 3:23pm
The Poetry Foundation's podcast, Poetry Now, features Andrew Zawacki's poem "Gratophoph," written for his daughter. Give a listen to Dr Zawacki talk about and read his poem.
Thu, 06/01/2017 - 1:39pm
The University of Georgia English Department is thrilled to announce that twelve students have graduated with an MA or a PhD in English in Spring 2017.  The graduates are listed below, with conferred degree, dissertation or thesis title, and the members of their committees. John Bazzle PhD "Deep Video" Committee members: McKnight, Henken, Zawacki, Pizzino Elizabeth Cunningham PhD “Women & Children” Committee members: Zawack, Pavlic, Rasula…
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:09pm
Professor LeAnne Howe published an article in Wasafiri Magazine - International Contemporary Writing.  The article, "Four Things You Likely Didn't Know About NALS," tracks the history of Native American Literature Symposium (NALS), a literary conference now in its 19th year. Read the full article here.
Thu, 05/11/2017 - 1:23pm
The University of Georgia English Department is home to more than 85 M.A. and Ph.D. students, studying a range of creative and critical work—from creative writing to literary to language studies. This wildly accomplished group of students consistently publish, win awards, and achieve other accolades in their fields of study.  Below are a listing self-reported accomplishments from the Spring 2017 semester. Johnny Damm Johnny Damm’s book, The…
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 7:57am
Professor LeAnne Howe was interviewed by Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing, following the Native American Literature Symposium (NALS) in Mystic Lake, Minnesota. Read the full text here.
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 1:50pm
Professor Reginald McKnight has won a Pushcart Prize for his short story "Float," which first appeared in The Georgia Review's Spring 2016 issue.  The Georgia Review announced the prize on their website. Read "Float" here.
Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:27pm
Iowa newspaper The Daily Iowan featured a story about Dr. Ed Pavlić's reading at Prairie Lights Books & Cafe in Iowa City, Iowa..  Dr. Pavlić read from his 2015 book Who Can Afford to Improvise? James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners. Click here to read the full story. 
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:47am
Dr. Ed Pavlić, University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor of English and Creative Writing and author of Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listener, discussed James Baldwin on Radio Open Source with: Raoul Peck, director of the James Baldwin documentary, I Am Not Your Negro  Teju Cole, writer, art historian, and photography critics for New York Times Magazine and Cornel West, preacher,…